Decomposition of snarks

Peter J. Cameron*, Amanda G. Chetwynd, John J. Watkins

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There are several methods for constructing snarks (cubic graphs with chromatic index 4). We study the reverse process of splitting a snark into smaller snarks which compose it. We also introduce the notion of a “prime” snark.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-19
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Graph Theory
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1987


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